The African Union Chair and President Republic of South Africa appointed four special envoys tasked with mobilising international support to assist African countries in their efforts to mitigate the economic challenges Post Covid-19. The appointed special envoys are Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala(Nigeria), Dr. Donald Kaberuka(Rwanda), Mr. Tidjane Thiam(Ivory Coast), Mr. Trevor Manuel(South Africa).
The special envoys will solicit and coordinate all pledges made by International Financial Institutions, the European Union and the G20 to assist Africa’s efforts in dealing with this global pandemic.
“In the light of the socio-economic and political impact of the pandemic on African countries, these institutions need to support African economies that are facing serious challenges with a comprehensive stimulus package for Africa, including deferred debt and interest payments”. President Ramaphosa said.
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Source: AUChair2020 @AUChair2020 on Twitter
RISE IN AFRICA’s COVID-19 CASES
Total confirmed cases from the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa has risen to 14,497 with 2,823 total recoveries and 788 confirmed deaths. South Africa leads in numbers of positive cases standing at 2,173 with 410 recoveries and 25 deaths. This could be attributed to a better testing capacity and a more robust information gathering and dissemination strategy. Algeria leads with the highest number of deaths in Africa at 293 with 591 recoveries and 1,914 positives COVID-19 infection cases.

Statistics Updated April 13, 2020 at 0745HRS SAST

Algeria
Confirmed
Cases
1,914
Active
Cases
1,030
Recovered
Cases
591
Confirmed
Deaths
293
Angola
19
13
4
2
Benin
35
29
5
1
Botswana
13
12
0
1
Burkina Faso
497
309
161
27
Burundi
5
5
0
0
Cameroon
820
710
98
12
Cape Verde
8
6
1
1
Central African Republic
8
8
0
0
Chad
18
16
2
0
Comoros
0
0
0
0
Congo-Brazzaville
60
50
5
5
Democratic Republic of Congo
234
198
16
20
Djibouti
214
176
36
2
Egypt
2,065
1,317
589
159
Equatorial Guinea
21
18
3
0
Eritrea
34
34
0
0
Eswatini
14
7
7
0
Ethiopia
71
58
10
3
Gabon
49
47
1
1
Gambia
9
6
2
1
Ghana
566
554
4
8
Guinea
250
233
17
0
Guinea-Bissau
38
38
0
0
Ivory Coast
574
484
85
5
Kenya
197
164
25
8
Lesotho
0
0
0
0
Liberia
50
42
3
5
Libya
25
15
9
1
Madagascar
106
86
20
0
Malawi
13
11
0
2
Mali
105
74
22
9
Mauritania
7
4
2
1
Mauritius
324
273
42
9
Morocco
1,661
1,366
177
118
Mozambique
21
19
2
0
Namibia
16
13
3
0
Niger
529
442
75
12
Nigeria
323
228
85
10
Rwanda
126
101
25
0
São Tomé and Príncipe
4
4
0
0
Senegal
280
107
171
2
Seychelles
11
11
0
0
Sierra Leone
10
10
0
0
Somalia
25
22
2
1
South Africa
2,173
1,738
410
25
South Sudan
4
4
0
0
Sudan
19
15
2
2
Tanzania
32
24
5
3
Togo
76
44
29
3
Tunisia
707
633
43
31
Uganda
54
50
4
0
Western Sahara
6
6
0
0
Zambia
43
11
30
2
Zimbabwe
14
11
0
3
Statistics from  John Hopkins University Corona Virus Resource Center
Compiled by Abiodun Abidoye Member  Southern African Freelancers Association 
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